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Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz’s ‘Escobar’ Closes Slew of Major Territory Pre-Sales (Exclusive)

27 September 2016 1:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barcelona — Nu Image has closed a raft of pre-sales on Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz starrer “Escobar,” which is scheduled to go into production on Oct. 24, directed by Spain’s Fernando León de Aranoa, whose credits include 2002’s San Sebastian Golden Seashell-winner “Mondays in the Sun,” which won Bardem a best actor Spanish Academy Goya, and 2015 Directors’ Fortnight entry “A Perfect Day,” with Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins.

Of major territories, “Escobar” has been sold to the U.K. (Icon Film Distribution), Latin America (California Filmes), France (Snd-M6 Groupe), Spain (Filmax), Australia/Nz (Becker Film Group), West Indies (Vaa Film Distributors), Benelux (Dutch FilmWorks), Greece/Cyprus (Odeon), Italy (Notorious), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), Scandinavia (Star Media Entertainment), India/Philippines (Parkit Films), Indonesia (Amero Mitra Film), Vietnam (Rain Film), Middle East (Eagle), Turkey (Tanweer), Eastern Europe (ProRom) and the Cis and Baltic States (Magnum).

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- Emilio Mayorga

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‘Bastards’ Trailer: Owen Wilson and Ed Helms Hunt for Their Father in Star-Studded Comedy

16 September 2016 7:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Owen Wilson and Ed Helms currently have busy slates from now through the next year. Wilson will co-star in the upcoming heist comedy “Masterminds” due out at the end of September and Helms is currently filming “The One Percent,” a TV series created and written by Alejandro González Iñárritu and the team behind “Birdman.” But the two of them are teaming up for a new comedy out next year about two brothers who discover that they’re father, previously thought to be dead, is actually alive and in the country somewhere. The film also stars Glenn Close (“Fatal Attraction”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), Ving Rhames (“Pulp Fiction”), Katie Aselton (“The League”), Katt Williams (“The Boondocks”), and more. Watch the trailer below.

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The film is the directorial debut of Lawrence Sher, who has previously served as the cinematographer on numerous successful comedies, »

- Vikram Murthi

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EOne’s Seville Intl. Acquires ‘Advantages of Traveling by Train’ (Exclusive)

16 September 2016 12:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Sebastian, Spain — In a stellar deal for the burgeoning Basque industry, Entertainment One’s Seville International has acquired world sales rights outside Spain to “Advantages of Traveling by Train.”

The anticipated feature debut of Aritz Moreno, “Advantages” is lead-produced by San Sebastian-based Señor y Señora, an up-and-coming production house owned by Moreno and producer-director Leire Apellaniz.

Madrid’s Morena Films has boarded as a co-producer. The company’s previous credits include Oliver Stone’s Fidel Castro docu-trilogy, Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” and movies by Spain’s Iciar Bollain (“Even the Rain”), Daniel Monzon (“Cell 211”) and Daniel Calparsoro (“Rob a Thief,” Spain’s No. 1 local box-office hit this year).

“Advantages” — penned by Javier Gullon, the screenwriter of Denis Villeneuve’s “Enemy” — marks Señor y Señora’s first fiction feature. It adapts the cult novel by Spain’s Antonio Orejudo, published in 2000, turning on a literary agent, Helga, who is forced »

- John Hopewell

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Toronto: French Sales Agents and Producers Expand Business Abroad

14 September 2016 5:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As financing shrinks for auteur cinema and the race to access strong projects intensifies, French sales agents and producers are diversifying and internationalizing their businesses.

A decade ago, only French powerhouses like EuropaCorp, Pathe, Gaumont and Studiocanal were involved in English-language projects with cast attached. Now, there’s several medium-size French producers and sales agents who are involved in high-profile English-language projects and are seeking to expand their footprints abroad.

Nicolas Brigaud Robert, co-founder of Films Distribution, which has Francois Ozon’s “Frantz” playing at Toronto’s Special Presentation and Katell Quillévéré’s “Heal the Living” competing at Toronto’s second edition of Platform, says this internationalization trend stems the weakening of local film industries and public funding sources.

“Most films no longer get financed in their country of origin, which is why producers are more and more relying on co-production and international sales to raise [funds],” explains Brigaud-Robert, who is »

- Elsa Keslassy

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‘Realive’ Exclusive Trailer: Mateo Gil’s New Sci-Fi Drama Explores Life After Resurrection

12 September 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mateo Gil’s latest sci-fi film “Realive” asks the question: “What would it be like to be resurrected after being dead for over 50 years?” The film follows Marc Jarvis (Tom Hughes), a successful man who has recently been diagnosed with a fatal, fast-spreading cancer. He decides to cryonize his body in the hope that he will be brought back to life when they have found a cure. Six decades later, the Prodigy Health Corporation resurrects Marc, and he becomes the first human to survive the process, but his reanimation doesn’t go smoothly and he soon finds himself longing for his past self. The film also stars Charlotte Le Bon (“Bastille Day”) and Oona Chaplin (“Quantum Solace”). Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.

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Gil is likely most famous for co-writing Alejandro Amenábar’s 1997 film “Open Your Eyes,” which »

- Annakeara Stinson

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Why Sony Pictures Classics Thinks Backing Female Directors Is Good for Business and Art

8 September 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Tom Bernard and Michael Barker saw “Equity” at last winter’s Sundance Film Festival, they knew immediately that the thriller about women breaking Wall Street’s glass ceiling would tap into the zeitgeist — before reviews even hit, the Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents snapped up the movie and gamed out a release plan that saw the studio debuting the picture the same week that Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

“They instantly understood that the movie was an opportunity to have a conversation about women in business,” says Meera Menon, the film’s director. So Bernard and Barker worked with Menon and producers Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas to set up screenings with women’s groups all over the country, organizing discussions about gender discrimination around the film.

“It’s a thriller and a Wall Street drama, but it’s also an issues movie,” says Bernard. »

- Brent Lang

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Spain Picks Almodovar’s ‘Julieta’ for Foreign-Language Oscar Race

7 September 2016 5:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pedro Almodovar’s drama “Julieta,” a U.S. pickup by Sony Pictures Classics, has been selected as Spain’s foreign-language Oscar candidate.

Members of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose “Julieta” from a three-film shortlist, announced Aug. 19, which also included Iciar Bollain’s “The Olive Tree” and Paula Ortiz’s “The Bride.”

Almodovar’s 20th film, “Julieta” adapts a trio of short stories – “Chance,” “Soon” and “Silence” – by Nobel Prize-winning Canadian author Alice Munro.

Starring Adriana Ugarte (“Palm Trees in the Snow”), Emma Suarez (“The Mosquito Net”) and Dario Grandinetti (“Talk to Her”) , the film marks the helmer’s return to women-centered storytelling, this time focusing on a mother’s emotional life story, driven by a constant sense of loss.

Julieta” is produced by Esther Garcia at El Deseo, brothers Pedro and Agustin Almodovar’s Madrid-based outfit, in association with FilmNation Entertainment., which handled international sales. »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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‘The Salesman’ Trailer: Shahab Hosseini Seeks Revenge In Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes Winner

2 September 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Earlier this year, acclaimed director Asghar Farhadi impressed attendees at the Cannes Film Festival with his drama “The Salesman,” taking home the Best Screenplay and Best Actor (for Shahab Hosseini) awards.

Starring Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti, “The Salesman” follows the couple after they move to a new flat in the center of Tehran and whose lives dramatically change after an incident occurs in their new home that’s linked to the previous tenant.

Memento Films released a new international trailer for the double Cannes prize-winning drama which shows Hosseini going to extremes to get revenge. Check it out below.

Read More: Asghar Farhadi To Direct Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem in Spanish-Language Thriller

While at Cannes, Amazon and Cohen Media Group picked up the film’s North American rights, but have yet to announce a release date.

The Salesman” is the Iranian director’s follow-up to his 2013’s drama “The Past, »

- Liz Calvario

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"2017 Pirelli Calendar" Revealed

30 August 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ leaked images, plus teaser footage from photographer Peter Lindbergh's shoot for the 2017 "Pirelli Calendar", that will include film actresses Charlotte Rampling, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman, Lea Seydoux, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren, Penelope Cruz and a whole lot more:

"For the calendar I shot in 2002, I photographed naked models and I thought it was really boring," said Lindbergh. 

"Talent is more important than nice body parts.

"I hold my breath when I see the images and not because I took the pictures, but because it really happened. 

"The idea of the calendar is to show what real beauty comes from and not what people impose on you to believe is beautiful..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the "2017 Pirelli Calendar"...

Teaser for the 2017 Pirelli Calendar with #KateWinslet, #PenélopeCruz, #NicoleKidman, #DameHelenMirren, #UmaThurman, #RobinWright, #LupitaNyong'o, #AliciaVikander, »

- Michael Stevens

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Sneak Peek At The 2017 Pirelli Calender, Featuring Penelope Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Alicia Vikander And More

28 August 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Fashion photographer extraordinaire Peter Lindbergh is back to shoot the 2017 Pirelli Calender, which will feature a who’s who of fashionable female stars in various stages of undress. This year’s calendar features 15 stars: Charlotte RamplingUma ThurmanNicole Kidman, Lea Seydoux, Alicia VikanderKate WinsletJulianne MooreRobin Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Rooney MaraJessica Chastain, Anastacia Ignatova, Penelope CruzHelen Mirren and Zhang Ziyi. Related: Pirelli Launches 2016 Calendar With […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Bollain’s ‘Olive Tree,’ Almodovar’s ‘Julieta,’ Ortiz’s ‘Bride’ On Spain’s Oscar Short-List

20 August 2016 3:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Iciar Bollain’s “The Olive Tree,” Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta” and Paula Ortiz’s “The Bride” have made Spain’s short-list for its Oscar submission. The country’s final Academy Award candidate will be announced on Sept. 7.

The short-list pits three titles by auteurs from three Spanish filmmaking generations, each offering, in different measure, an offshore appeal beyond their arthouse-to-crossover Spanish market base.

“The Olive Tree” (pictured) marks the seventh film by actress-turned-director Iciar Bollain, whose feature helming debut, comedy “Hi, Are You Alone?,” dates from 1996.

Produced by Madrid-based Morena Films and Germany’s Match Factory Productions, and sold internationally by eOne’s Seville Intl., “The Olive Tree” is written by Ken Loach’s regular scribe Paul Laverty, who was inspired by a newspaper article he read.

Indirectly addressing the social, economic and emotional effects of Spain’s still-recent boom-to-bust crisis, the film follows a family in a village in Eastern Spain, »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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Rebel Wilson To Star In Female-Led Remake of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’

4 August 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gender swapping in remakes is becoming the new norm in Hollywood these day. With the all-female “Ghostbusters” and an “Ocean’s Eleven” starring Sandra Bullock on the way, MGM is adding a female-led “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” to the list.

Fresh off her “Absolutely Fabulous” cameo, Rebel Wilson has just committed to star in the remake of the 1988 comedy starring Steven Martin and Michael Caine. Per Variety, the updated version will bring con artistry to the 21st century and feature two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who compete to swindle a naive tech prodigy out of his fortune.

The script is being written by Jac Schaeffer. Roger Birnbaum and Wilson are set to produce. No director is attached at the moment.

Read More: It’s Official: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Gets Release Date; Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson Join Cast

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” was a remake of the 1964 film “Bedtime Story, »

- Liz Calvario

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Penelope Cruz Passion Project ‘Ma Ma’ Comes to iTunes

29 July 2016 8:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Penelope Cruz took to Instagram Thursday to announce her 2015 drama “Ma Ma” is now available on Apple’s iTunes.

“I’m so excited to share that my new film Ma Ma is now available to buy and rent from @iTunes!” the Oscar-winning actress wrote. “Making this movie has been an incredible experience for me and I hope you enjoy it. Thank you@oscilloscope.” The exclusive video on-demand release comes nearly a year after the film’s release in Spain and two months after the film was released in U.S. theaters.

Here’s the official synopsis: Honoring the high melodrama of Pedro Almodóvar and Douglas Sirk, Ma Ma follows Magda (Cruz) as she experiences tragedies and miracles alike. Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo (Luis Tosar), a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path of strength, »

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New to Streaming: ‘It’s Such a Beautiful Day,’ ‘Holy Hell,’ Quay Brothers, ‘Born to Be Blue,’ and More

29 July 2016 7:46 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Born to Be Blue (Robert Budreau)

I played jazz trumpet growing up in Oklahoma, so Chet Baker’s somber swing always brought our ensemble back to earth when Dizzy Gillespie’s flying fingers sent us noodling in quick cacophony. We thought Baker was the romantic trumpeter, the kind you’d play when you wanted to impress a date — and whose pretty-boy face on the album cover »

- The Film Stage

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Colombian Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Sweeps the 3rd Platino Awards

24 July 2016 8:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Punta Del Este, Uruguay — Making good on its Academy Award nomination, Ciro Guerra’s “Embrace of the Serpent” swept the 3rd Platino Ibero-American Film Awards on Sunday night in Uruguay, winning in seven of the eight categories for which it was up for a prize.

Opening Uruguay’s new Punta del Este Convention Center, the 2016 Platinos will go down as serving further and perhaps final kudos recognition for a title which also won the top prize at Cannes’ 2015 Directors’ Fortnight and the Sloan Award at this year’s Sundance Fest, consolidating Guerra’s reputation as one of the most exciting and original talents working out of Latin America today, after two features which garnered acclaim at Cannes (“Wandering Shadows,” “The Wind Journeys”), but hardly the international resonance of “Embrace of the Serpent.”

Though the awards had no clear favourite, “Embrace of the Serpent,” with “Ixcanul,” had scored the most nominations »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Platino Awards: Telefe, Telefonica Studios Board Ricardo Darin Starrer ‘Black Snow’ (Exclusive)

24 July 2016 7:34 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Punta Del Este, Uruguay — Argentine TV network Telefe and Telefonica Studios have boarded Martin Hodara’s thriller “Black Snow,” starring Ricardo Darin, signing on as co-production partners.

Axel Kuschevatzky announced the deal to Variety at Punta del Este, the Uruguayan resort where Darin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday night’s 3rd Platino Ibero-American Awards ceremony.

Marking the second feature from Argentina’s Martin Hodara, who teamed with Darin to co-direct 2007’s “La señal,” “Black Snow” is produced by Spanish outfits A Contracorriente Films, Bowfinger International Pictures and Gloriamundi Producciones. Argentina’s Pampa Films and Tieless Media co-produce. Guido Rud’s FilmSharks Intl. handles world sales.

The announcement of the involvement of Telefe, Argentina’s top free-to-air broadcast network, and Telefonica Studios, the production arm of telco giant Telefonica, come as FilmSharks revealed further sales at Punta del Este on another Darin title, Sebastián Borensztein’s “Koblic.”

Opening in Spain (via DeAPlaneta), Argentina and Uruguay »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Raises Nearly $45 Million at Auction Gala

21 July 2016 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation hosted its third annual fundraising auction gala earlier this week, raising nearly $45 million to support the foundation’s mission of protecting the earth from climate change and environmental crisis.

The event was hosted in Saint-Tropez by DiCaprio, the founder and chairman of the foundation, Ldf Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby who created the concept for the evening, Ldf Chief Executive Officer Terry Tamminen and Ldf Executive Director Justin Winters, with support from Julius Baer and Chopard.

Albert II, Prince of Monaco was honored with the foundation’s first “New World Leadership Award,” which recognizes the legacy of environmental conservation displayed by its recipient.

Simon de Pury conducted the live auction, which was filled with unique experiences, luxury collectibles and memorabilia – including personal items given by DiCaprio, and a collection of fine art from universally renowned artists Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Urs Fischer, Olafur Eliasson, and Adrian Villar Rojas, »

- Justin Kroll

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5 Reasons Haters Were Wrong About the New Ghostbusters

18 July 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The reboot, remake whatever people are calling the new Ghostbusters film is a modern miracle. Not only because the new film is very good. It is miraculous that this movie got made at all. As some of you might remember, this thing was written off more times than a good tax shelter! However, it finally took visionary director Paul Feig and a cast of take no prisoner, comedic genius females (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones... with a solid assist from Chris Hemsworth), to bring this thing to fruition. Ultimately, what we have got is a fresh take on an original concept, that, if it were the only film in the series, would probably be even more special.

The question I am sure many of you have is ages old: Is the new version better than the old one? Truthfully, no. The original Ghostbusters from 1984 still features »

- MovieWeb

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Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Have One Hot Relationship

14 July 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

This month marks Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem's sixth wedding anniversary, and we are celebrating by looking back at all of the gorgeous couple's best moments. From their tropical beach trips to romantic strolls through their beloved Madrid, this pair loves to pack on the Pda. Penélope and Javier first met in 1992 when they appeared in Jamon, Jamon together, but they didn't start a romantic relationship until 2007. They got married in July 2010 during a private ceremony in the Bahamas, welcomed their son, Leo, in January 2011, and had daughter Luna in 2013. Keep scrolling to see all the best snaps of Penélope and Javier's love! »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Woody Allen: A Career in 20 Hilarious, Brilliant Lines

13 July 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

This Friday, Café Society, the latest release from writer/director/comic godhead Woody Allen, waltzes into theaters — the 47th feature Allen has directed over a career spanning 50 years. (Yes, we're counting New York Stories.) He's had box-office successes and outright bombs, Oscar-winning masterpieces and critically panned duds. But regardless of his movies' receptions (and the reoccurring rumors about his personal life), he's managed to pump out a film a year with impressive regularity. Some key elements have stayed the same — once a jazz clarinet slinks onto the soundtrack, audiences know exactly who they're dealing with. »

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